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Ho, July 8, GNA – Road crashes related
fatalities in the Volta Region has been halved in the second quarter of 2017.

Ms Joan Fafa Ayer, Assistant Planning Officer
at the Regional office of the National Road safety Commission, told the Ghana
News Agency that the decline was as a result of extensive public education on
road safety.

A total of 26 fatalities were recorded from
April to June, represe

Ho, July 8, GNA – Road crashes related
fatalities in the Volta Region has been halved in the second quarter of 2017.

Ms Joan Fafa Ayer, Assistant Planning Officer
at the Regional office of the National Road safety Commission, told the Ghana
News Agency that the decline was as a result of extensive public education on
road safety.

A total of 26 fatalities were recorded from
April to June, representing a decline of 53.57 per cent when compared to
figures from same period last year.

Injured persons had also reduced from 191 to
116, representing a decline of 39.27 per cent while pedestrian knockdowns fell
by 13 per cent from 47 to 34 per cent.

The number of vehicles involved in accidents
however, increased from 220 to 257 per cent, an increment of 16.82 per cent,
and motorbikes also recorded an increment of 32.79 per cent from 61 to 81 per
cent.

The number of reported cases declined from 156
to 145 per cent, a drop by 7.05 per cent.

Ms Ayer said attitudinal change on the part of
commercial motorbike riders remained a major concern and appealed to them to
obey traffic regulations and safety rules.

She cautioned drivers to take necessary
precautions especially when driving at night and advised against speeding
through rainstorms.

GNA


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